• How do you brainstorm an idea for a grant?

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     1. You can look up grant categories, listed here.

    2. Talk with others at your school for ideas that you can work on together.

    3. Call the Grants Office at (916) 971-7221 to help you research additional grant options.

     

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  • Does San Juan offer grants?

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    Yes!

     

    San Juan Education Foundation

    San Juan Education Foundation (SJEF) is an independent community organization that supports San Juan Unified teachers and classrooms through two types of grants: STARS mini grants (up to $500) that focus on the areas of science, technology, art, and reading for students, and Innovative Learning grants (up to $1,000) to support teachers in actively engaging, stimulating and motivating students to achieve academic success.

    See the SJEF website for grant applications and more information.

    Quarterly due dates:

    March 31

    June 30

    September 30

    December 29

     

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  • Do you have a grant that fits your project needs?

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    Read the grant guidelines and Request for Proposal (RFP) carefully to make sure you know the information you need to write a successful grant.

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    Create a timeline for the grant and review this Grant Guidelines form for additional steps that must be completed.

    Call the Grant Office at (916) 971-7221 to help you draft a proposal.

     

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  • Are you ready to draft a grant proposal?

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    Develop the grant application through a group process:

        Use an inclusive program development method

        Talk with staff, community, parents, and district office personnel

        Keep records of these meetings including dates and sign-in sheets

     

    Contact the Grants Office at (916) 971-7221 to arrange any assistance you may need.

     

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    Contact your supervising administrator to indicate your interest in submitting a grant proposal.

     

    Questions to think about for your proposal:

     

         i.    What is it?

     

         ii.   Who will benefit?

     

         iii.  When will it begin? What is the timeline?

     

         iv.  Why is this necessary?

     

         v.   What will happen when you apply the program to the community?

     

         vi.  What resources are needed?

     

         vii.   How much will it cost?

      

         viii. What are the expected outcomes?

     

         ix.   How will it be sustained after the funding is gone?

     

    Review this video for an Introduction to Proposal Writing for more information about the grant writing process.

     

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  • Does your draft meet legal requirements?

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    Check that your proposal meets legal requirements. These might include: district policy, Ed Code, and district contractual agreements that address the District and site Strategic Plans.

    If you proposal affects areas of personnel, building modifications, school instructional time, technology, indirect cost charging, and transportation, please contact the appropriate department for discussion of these issues.

    If your proposal has an evaluation/data component, you must contact the Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Planning (AEP) to determine evaluation needs and any costs that may be associated with those needs.

     

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  • Have you completed your draft proposal?

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    Contact the Grants Office at (916) 971-7221

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     Your school's director

     

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  • Are you ready to review your proposal?

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    AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO DEADLINE...

    Final abstract, impact form, and budget for the proposal should go to your administrator, the Grants Office, and your school’s director for final review.

    Missed the two week deadline?

    Call (916) 971-7221 or email (robyn.caruso@sanjuan.edu) to schedule a meeting with the Grants Office to discuss the proposal and establish a date for review.

    The Grants office will not issue the Federal ID# without first reviewing your proposed grant.

     

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  • Does your grant need board approval?

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    Yes! Always.

    Work with the Grants Office to submit your application for Board approval. Depending on the grant requirements this can be done before or after submission. No grant monies can be accepted in the district without prior Board approval.

    If other departments are involved…

    Ensure you have connected with other district departments whose work may be impacted by your grant, if applicable, (e.g. Teaching and Learning, Maintenance & Operations (M&O), Facilities, Technology Services, and/or AEP.)

     

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  • Who needs to sign the application sheets?

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    AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO DEADLINE...

    Prepare all application sheets requiring the superintendent or designee’s signature, and deliver them to the Grants Office.   They will be returned to you with the required signatures.

    Missed the two week deadline?

    If you cannot get a copy to these individuals within the time frame, you must call (916) 971-7221 or email (robyn.caruso@sanjuan.edu) to schedule a meeting.

     

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  • Are you ready to submit?

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    Submit your completed grant proposal to the GRANTOR (with the required number of copies) by the due date.

    Send one complete copy to the Grants Office.

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Last Modified on June 14, 2019